As we said yesterday, we loaded the Herd into the S-RV (Siberian Recreational Vehicle) and took off to the beach. On Saturday, we drove down to one of my favorite cities, Charleston, SC. If you have never been, I highly recommend it. The city was founded in 1670 and was one of the largest cities in the early days of the U.S. Somehow, despite the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and a few hurricanes (including Hurricane Hugo, which I well remember), the old historic part of the city still stands. This is not a museum, but an actual living, thriving residential city that happens to be populated with homes from the 1600′s and 1700′s. And it is extremely walkable (a great dog city) and the food is superb.
We parked the S-RV (no small feat in a city with roads built over 300 years ago), got the dogs out and went walking into White Point Gardens, commonly known as the Battery Park. This is where the Ashley and the Cooper Rivers merge to form the Atlantic Ocean (so say the ever so humble locals). Amazingly, six Siberian Huskies in an urban park filled with tourists become a tourist attraction in their own right. Go figure.
But suddenly, Natasha alerted and stared across the park:
We have told you several times about how enamored Natasha is with Big Dogs (known in human speak as horses). So I should have known that in a city of history where tours are often done in horse drawn carriages, that a close meeting would happen. And what did Natasha see across the park?
Now here is the really fun part. See the woman in the back of the carriage (click on the picture to getting a larger version). She is taking a picture of us. Every time a tour bus or tour carriage would pass us, multiple people were taking our pictures. And people stopped us on the streets everywhere and took pictures. The Siberians of Charleston!
On Thursday, we will share more pictures of Charleston and video of The Herd “Doing the Charleston,” but first, tomorrow, we will bring you a special Walking Wednesday from the beach.